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• Author :_Josy Joseph
• Pages :_256 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9350297523
• ISBN-13 :_9789350297520

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• Description : 'Every day, millions of people - the rich, the poor and the many foreign visitors - are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a sneak preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs, and the many opportunities that the fast-growing economy offers.' Josy Joseph draws upon two decades as an investigative journalist to expose a problem so pervasive that we do not have the words to speak of it. The story is big: that of treacherous business rivalries, of how some industrial houses practically own the country, of the shadowy men who run the nation's politics. The story is small: a village needs a road and a hospital, a graveyard needs a wall, people need toilets. A Feast of Vultures is an unprecedented, multiple-level inquiry into modern India, and the picture it reveals is both explosive and frightening. Within these covers is unimpeachable evidence against some of the country's biggest business houses and political figures, and the reopening of major scandals that have shaped its political narratives. Through hard-nosed investigations and the meticulous gathering of documentary evidence, Joseph clinically examines and irrefutably documents the non-reportable. It is a troubling narrative, but also a call to action and a cry for change. A tour de force through the wildly beating heart of post-socialist India, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the large, unwieldy truth about this nation. [...] by Publisher : 'Harper Collins'

• Author :_Liz Chung
• Pages :_24 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1508142742
• ISBN-13 :_9781508142744

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• Description : Vultures may be the most notorious bird of prey. Readers learn why this carnivore has a reputation for scavenging, as well as the characteristics that set it apart from other members of the raptor family. Highly detailed photographs allow readers to visualize a vulture’s life cycle and give readers the tools needed to identify vultures in the wild. With text written to support elementary science curricula, this high-interest title makes it fun to learn about vultures! [...] by Publisher : 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'


2017-03-07 | Nature

• Author :_Katie Fallon
• Pages :_248 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_151260030X
• ISBN-13 :_9781512600308

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• Description : Turkey vultures, the most widely distributed and abundant scavenging birds of prey on the planet, are found from central Canada to the southern tip of Argentina, and nearly everywhere in between. In the United States we sometimes call them buzzards; in parts of Mexico the name is aura cabecirroja, in Uruguay jote cabeza colorada, and in Ecuador gallinazo aura. A huge bird, the turkey vulture is a familiar sight from culture to culture, in both hemispheres. But despite being ubiquitous and recognizable, the turkey vulture has never had a book of literary nonfiction devoted to it - until Vulture. Floating on six-foot wings, turkey vultures use their keen senses of smell and sight to locate carrion. Unlike their cousin the black vulture, turkey vultures do not kill weak or dying animals; instead, they cleanse, purify, and renew the environment by clearing it of decaying carcasses, thus slowing the spread of such dangerous pathogens as anthrax, rabies, and botulism. The beauty, grace, and important role of these birds in the ecosystem notwithstanding, turkey vultures are maligned and underappreciated; they have been accused of spreading disease and killing livestock, neither of which has ever been substantiated. Although turkey vultures are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which makes harming them a federal offense, the birds still face persecution. They've been killed because of their looks, their odor, and their presence in proximity to humans. Even the federal government occasionally sanctions "roost dispersals," which involve the harassment and sometimes the murder of communally roosting vultures during the cold winter months. Vulture follows a year in the life of a typical North American turkey vulture. By incorporating information from scientific papers and articles, as well as interviews with world-renowned raptor and vulture experts, author Katie Fallon examines all aspects of the bird's natural history: breeding, incubating eggs, raising chicks, migrating, and roosting. After reading this book you will never look at a vulture in the same way again. [...] by Publisher : 'University Press of New England'

• Author :_Roland Smith
• Pages :_48 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780822530114
• ISBN-13 :_0822530112

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• Description : Describes the life cycle, behavior, eating habits, and endangered status of vultures. [...] by Publisher : 'Lerner Publications'

• Author :_Ann Warren Turner
• Pages :_96 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UCSC:32106014502857

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• Description : Text and illustrations describe the physical characteristics and habits of a variety of Old and New World vultures. [...] by Publisher : ''

• Author :_David Houston
• Pages :_72 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780896585232
• ISBN-13 :_0896585239

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• Description : Introduces the condors and vultures of the world and examines the different species. [...] by Publisher : 'Voyageur Press (MN)'

• Author :_Wayne Grady
• Pages :_110 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781550545456
• ISBN-13 :_1550545450

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Greystone Books'

• Author :_Joe Truhill
• Pages :_284 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1588201570
• ISBN-13 :_9781588201577

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• Description : To order the hardback version of this book, please go to A Time for Vultures recounts a seemingly profitable business venture in a South American country which suddenly became dangerous when Joe Truhill and three other Americans were placed in the center of a political power struggle and found themselves in the local keep. Reviewing what looked like a profitable venture, Truhill signed a contract with the Ralph Dial company to airlift tantalite ore from Brazil to the Fan Steel Corporation in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The undertaking suddenly turned sour when a tide of political unrest swept over Brazil. Doing business in some Latin American countries requires paying an appropriate amount of respect to the local authorities. The particular turf in question was under the jurisdiction of General Riograndino Kruel, the head of the federal police, known in Brazil as the DFSP, Districto Federal Seguranca Publica. Riograndino's brother, General Amauri Kruel, had his sights on the presidency. In the one candidate election, Branco, the incumbent president, was not in agreement. He had already picked his successor. The Americans had arrived in Brazil at an opportune moment. They could provide a smokescreen to discredit Branco. General Kruel claimed Branco was handing the country over to the Norteamericano imperialistas, who were supposedly, smuggling radioactive ore out of Brazil. His brother, a man of integrity, he claimed, needed to take over and save the motherland from foreign possession. During months in a filthy Brazilian jail, Truhill engineered various escape attempts. However, escaping by surface transportation was a dangerous undertaking. He had his wife visit him and she returned to the United States with plans for a flying escape attempt. A friend posing as a tourist would fly an airplane to Brazil. The proposed escape route, a 7,000-mile trip, would take them across some of the world's highest and most treacherous mountains, the Andes. Many of those mountains are over 20,000 feet high. The airplane had a service ceiling of 18,000. The attempted escape would have to cross ten foreign countries and land at seven of those for fuel. The five men would attempt to baffle various foreign authorities with two good passports and one fake. A Time for Vultures recounts a journey through Latin American justice under the scope of a political jungle characterized by some Anti-Americanism that made an escape more alarming. [...] by Publisher : 'AuthorHouse'

• Author :_Doug Wechsler
• Pages :_24 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780823955947
• ISBN-13 :_082395594X

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• Description : Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of this large scavenger bird. [...] by Publisher : 'The Rosen Publishing Group'

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